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Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Routledges Critical Concepts in Linguistics series provides authoritative reprints of the discipline's best and most influential scholarship. This series looks at language from the point of view of the user, at the choices made and the constraints encountered when we use language. Edited by experts in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts and themes into their historical context, as well as providing students and researchers with a snapshot of contemporary debates and current thinking.

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  1. Anthropological Linguistics

    Edited by Bambi Schieffelin, Paul Garrett

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Viewing language as a dynamic semiotic system that shapes and is shaped by cultural, social, and cognitive factors alike, the materials gathered in this new Major Work collection from Routledge explore how people in communities worldwide think about language, talk about language, use language, and...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Semiotics

    Edited by Peer F. Bundgaard, Frederik Stjernfelt

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Semiotics (the study of sign processes—‘semiosis’—and sign systems) embraces linguistics, philosophy, and literary studies, as well as linking to anthropology, art, psychology, and biology. This new Routledge collection helps to make sense of the subject’s huge interdisciplinary corpus of scholarly...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Language Acquisition

    Edited by Charles Yang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new addition to Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Linguistics, brings together the very best and most influential scholarly research in over half a century of language-acquisition research. The collection represents and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field, by...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Clinical Linguistics

    Edited by Thomas W. Powell, Martin J Ball

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Clinical Linguistics involves the application of linguistic theories and procedures to the study, characterization, and treatment of communicative disorders. Although linguists have long applied their science to a variety of language problems, Clinical Linguistics did not emerge as an autonomous...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Bilingualism and Multilingualism

    Edited by Li Wei

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Although scientific studies of the language behaviour of polyglots began to appear in the nineteenth century, it is only in the last fifty years or so that bilingualism and multilingualism have been recognized as crucial areas of linguistic research. This new four-volume collection from Routledge...

    Published July 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Translation Studies

    Edited by Mona Baker

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Translation Studies has emerged as a thriving interdisciplinary and international area of scholarship. Its rapid growth has been accompanied by diverse forms of translation research and commentary, most falling within, or crossing, traditional academic disciplines such as linguistics, literary...

    Published July 6th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Computer-Assisted Language Learning

    Edited by Philip Hubbard

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Serious work using computers to support language teaching and learning began in the 1960s, but it was not until the beginning of the 1980s when microcomputers began to proliferate that groups of practitioners began forming professional groups and a formal identification of the field occurred....

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Sociolinguistics

    Edited by Nikolas Coupland, Adam Jaworski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This title is a new collection in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Linguistics series. In six volumes, it provides a critical synthesis of the key ideas, findings, methods, and approaches that make up the interdisciplinary field of sociolinguistics. It includes both classic texts and contemporary...

    Published December 11th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Contact Languages

    Edited by John Holm, Susanne Michaelis

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Contact has always been a normal part of the development of languages, from those of ancient empires, those of colonial expansion, and to those of our globalizing planet today. Pidgin and creole studies have merged with the study of other language contact phenomena (adult second-language...

    Published October 26th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Lexicology

    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    Edited by Patrick W Hanks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    This new Routledge Major Work is a six-volume collection of nearly one hundred papers, articles, and extracts covering every aspect of lexicology. It ranges over philosophy of language, prototype theory, artificial intelligence, cognitive linguistics, systemic linguistics, structuralism (European...

    Published August 6th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Language Variation and Change
    Edited by Robert Bayley, Richard Cameron
    To Be Published September 8th 2014
  2. English for Academic Purposes
    Edited by Helen Basturkmen
    To Be Published February 12th 2015
  3. Language Testing and Assessment
    Edited by Antony John Kunnan
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  4. Systemic Functional Linguistics
    Edited by James R Martin, Yaegan Doran
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  5. Language Isolates
    Edited by Stefan Georg
    To Be Published May 14th 2015
  6. Language, Politics and Diversity in China CC 4V
    Edited by Fengyuan Ji
    To Be Published May 14th 2015
  7. Language Policy and Planning
    Edited by Thomas Ricento
    To Be Published June 14th 2015
  8. Applied Linguistics
    Edited by Jeff Connor-Linton
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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